DETROIT — Chrysler, the brand that invented the minivan, is looking to remake the iconic family-hauler for 2017 with the all-new Pacifica. Although the exterior looks like a roundier version of the outgoing Town & Country minivan, underneath it boasts a new platform, an optional hybrid powertrain as well as 40 new minivan ‘firsts’ — according to Chrysler.

Importantly, these firsts aren’t lame cup-holders or coat-hangers. Rather, the Pacifica claims the lightest and stiffest chassis in the segment, class-leading ride quality, class-leading aerodynamics (hard to top an oval) and the largest interior volume in the minivan field. Read more…

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Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan is its first hybrid, and a techie one at that